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>> the interim egyptian president offers talks with all sides to resolve the crisis. but neither the muslim brotherhood nor the main coalition is happy with the decisions made so far. you are watching aljazeera live from doha. says they ofussia evidence that chemical weapons were used in syria. north and south korea due to hold talks on the joint kaesong facility, and eight years later,
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hundreds of newly identified victims are brought to a new burial site. egypt's new president appears to have a way to end the violence that has been raging across the country for more than one week. mansour calls for them to meet during the first week of ramadan to help end the bloodshed. former finance minister will take up the post of interim prime minister. he is one of the founders of the liberal social democratic baradei is mohamed el- a former head of the atomic energy agency. cairo now.e from >> the new controversy mentioned in the last couple of days.
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he has come out to speak, saying he is trying to form a cabinet, although it might take time. he is not so controversial himself because he is not as outspoken if you compare him to and he didbaradei, hold office, a deputy minister back in 2011. he has a very daunting task ahead of him. of course, there is the constitutional declaration, a road map, if you will, and there was a rebel campaign, calling for protests, and they say they have some amendments to the constitutional declaration. now, this is not a good scenario for the military. they are keen to push a transition forward, and they issued a statement about marching forward right now, and that this is a fixed deadline.
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they have a clear, a vested interest in making sure this transition is a success. cairo, calling for the deposed president bush -- to be ousted.si >> this was taking place in cairo over the past 24 hours, the message coming from the tens of thousands of protesters continuing. it remains the same. those supporters or the pro- democracy leaders, as they call themselves, are adamant and persisted in their message. they are dismissive of everything that has come out from the interim government. military leaders behind the coup and from the appointments of the prime minister. they say they will not recognize any of these. they will not recognize the constitutional declarations that have come out from the interim
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president, and they do not recognize others. what they say about the appointment of an interim prime minister is that this is more proof of their true intention, because he was a former member of the national democratic party. that is the party of hosni mubarak. not only the democratic cycle that egypt was heading towards during the leadership of ousted president mohamed morsi, but also to bring back the remnants of the repayment and reverse what changes have been made. they have been describing this over the past few hours. >> meanwhile, a checkpoint in the northern sinai region has had a grenade attack, leaving at least two dead, six others injured. the region has become increasingly violent over the past two years.
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russia says it has evidence that syria opposition rebels have used chemical weapons in syria. they say they were used in a government-controlled suburb of aleppo in march, and they said the documentation has been given to the u.n. generally secretary -- general secretary, ban ki- moon. ,> what was used in the assault the specifications proved it was not industrial manufactured, chemical fertilizers and toxic agents indicating relatively recent production. process involved is not standard. what is utilized as an opening charge is not used in standard ammunitions. therefore, there is every reason to believe that it was the opposition fighters who used the
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chemical weapons. chemical weapons analyst at the u.s. state department says the united nations needs to be granted access to syria to find out if chemical weapons have, indeed, been used. >> well, time is an enemy now to make determinations about specific allegations. it is important that the russians have gathered this information in and turned it over to the united nations. one month ago, the u.s. government officially assess with high confidence that the had used, onment multiple occasions, sarin nerve gas on a small scale. so we now have, at least, allegations from various intelligence organizations that say not only the syrian opposition but also the syrian
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government has used chemical weapons. what is needed it is the u.n. inspectors team has been waiting for months to go in to look at things on the ground. it would be helpful for the russians to bridge the syrian government to allow these inspectors to do that -- for the to purge the syrian government to allow the inspectors to do that -- to urge the government. >> the old city of aleppo. they say the attack is in response to a regime offensive gainst rebels in homs and damascus. > the massacres by the assad regime and the co-conspirators, including hizbollah, in ancient aleppo. this includes the beginning of
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ramadan. >> the month of ramadan is set to begin shortly, a time of fasting in contemplation for moslems around the world. a new leader of the syrian national council has called for a cease-fire during this time, but fighting there has been increasingly tense over recent days, and there are fears of many trapped civilians. activists say there is a huge need for humanitarian and medical aid, but there are no safe roads for supplies to be brought in. >> we met a committee that came in, and they offered a cease- fire during the month of ramadan to stop the bloodshed. >> but there is no sign rebels there or anywhere else in syria will listen to a call for their leadership in turkey to put down their weapons. the syrian government has already rejected the idea of a temporary truce during ramadan.
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the battle for damascus is intensifying, too. these pictures uploaded to youtube, which aljazeera cannot independently verify, shows neighboring positions. rebels exchanged gunfire forces.o-assad in aleppo, the rebels have promised to increase their attacks against government forces over the next four weeks. united nations secretary general has called for a cease-fire in syria during ramadan, but this shows how a seemingly futile that is for a month-long truce. aljazeera. >> north and south korea are due to hold talks on reopening the kaesong >> . it has been closed from may.
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they have blamed things on increased tensions. we are joined now on the border with north and south korea. harry, talk to us about the importance of today's meeting. >> well, this is, really, the first meeting that these two sides are having in the kaesong complex. they had some talks which loss some 15hich lasted for hours into sunday morning, and all that was really agreed is that they would have a principle agreement to reopen the joint industrial complex. today is all about getting the nitty gritty, difficult negotiations and details before that can actually happen. it is also about the first opportunity for a good number of businesses that are in the joint industrial complex, the south korean businesses, some of those are traveling north.
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we just saw them go through the border gate behind us, and they are going to inspect their equipment's and inspect their factories for the first time in -- inspect their equipment and their factories for the first time since their entry was barred, but their main concern is that they have not been able to operate properly in the past few months, and there is concern about the future of this industrial complex and whether they will be able to reopen in short order and get the businesses up and running. >> things still need to be ironed out. thebig is this gap between two sides? >> the chief divide is over two things. south korea wants north korea to accept the responsibility that the fact the suspension happens, and they also want safeguards and guarantees that it will not
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pull its workers out. they did that on april 9. and some future moments of difficulty between north and south. when this happened, they were blaming the south korean government and united states for creating the circumstances under and itsesong viability came under consideration. they said they would never close it because they were so desperate for the $90 million per year that it owns, -- earns. those are the opposing sides. south korea. south korea says it is not going back to the status quo before this happened. if both sides want to reopen this, it will take a lot longer before any resolution to that key difference is made. >> between the border of north
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and south korea, thank you very much. welcome back. the top stories on aljazeera. the egyptian interim president has urged all sides to come together for talks. protests in cairo calling for the deposed president, mohamed morsi, and to be reinstated. evidenceys they have opposition forces have used chemical weapons in syria, saying they were used in an attack in a government- controlled area in march, and south korean delegates are on their way to talks with the north about reopening the joint industrial complex, which has been closed since may. a car bomb has exploded in a stronghold of the shia hezbollah. the device was planted in a parking lot of a district of bir and we have a report
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from beirut. >> it was a relatively small bomb, but the car bomb exploded in a parking lot in a southern beirut suburb, a stronghold of the shia hezbollah, and it is also a crowded commercial and residential area. >> the army has cordon off the off the area.ned >> it some are quick -- some were quick to blame some groups. retaliation. is fighting along with the syrian army against the rebels. institution ofny hezbollah. the security.
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it is a message to hizbollah that we can do this inside your home. >> living 700 meters away from where the explosion happened, he said he was not surprised. >> we have been hearing from the group's for a while, showing they can get to us. groups for a while. was an aim ofe it starting sectarian conflict. one analyst says it was designed to put pressure on hezbollah supporters. grow stronger.ly >> and people do seem defiant. "whatever they do, we will not be deterred," says this man. the party is aware of the high cost his group will pay for helping, but he says he and his fighters are staying the course.
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aljazeera, beirut. >> the white house is reportedly considering a zero option in afghanistan, which means all u.s. troops will be withdrawn by the end of next year, coming as there is disagreement with hamid karzai. we have more from washington. >> in the middle of what has been tense negotiations with the government of afghanistan, they are telling newspapers president barack obama has become increasingly frustrated with afghan president hamid karzai and is now giving greater weight to pull in all troops out of afghanistan by 2014, an idea that j kearney is not out right dismissing. ey is not out right dismissing. >> this may be met by a residual force of u.s. troops in afghanistan, or they may be through other means. there are other ways, and there are other ways, obviously, to
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continue our efforts against remnants of al qaeda. >> he went on to say that president obama is not going to make the decision anytime soon, and that leaves the story out there, perhaps putting even more pressure on president karzai. >> the fledgling air force could face major problems if the u.s. withdraws completely. jennifer reports from kabul. >> afghanistan once had the strongest airforce in the region, and now, it's a fighter jets are abandoned. the force is mainly made up of russian helicopters and small planes, and their main job is to move cargo and personnel and transport people who have been killed or injured. >> we have been doing a lot of missions lately because it is the fighting season. we are always on standby, ready to go. >> while the response time has improved from three days them several hours now, it is often
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not fast enough. >> the biggest problem for us is we do not control the timing. we have to wait for an order from the commanders, and sometimes, we lose the casualties because of the delay. >> international advisors will be looking at at least 2017 for ready to deploy on their own. but they want fast jets. they will not get those, but they will get 20 close support planes. >> we will deliver those 20 over probably one year, so the first actually start arriving in december 2014, so you only really get a couple at a time. >> that is because they need time to train pilots, and there are not enough mechanics either, to maintain them and their sister fleets, the special missions wing. agoes bought three years are grounded, and the u.s.
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special inspector general has criticized the american plan to spend nearly half of $1 billion to buy new planes that they say the afghans cannot take care of, and the afghan government disputes that. >> the man president obama wants to head the fbi has been facing tough questions. he defended many of the controversial policies he had while serving in the bush administration. we have a report. thatere seems little doubt fbi, comey will head the but what is in doubt is if he will allow tortured to continue. as a senior official in the bush administration, comey earned praise for pushing back against domestic surveillance, but there is what he did condone,
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indefinite detention and so- called enhanced interrogation of so-called others. >> do you believe that waterboarding is illegal? >> yes. >> thank you. and would you answer this question no matter who was president? >> oh, yes. that may explanation not satisfy many of the 13,000 explanation that may not satisfy many of the 1300 fbi agents, and some are pressing comey further, about an explanation that talked about those techniques being used individually. >> he did not reject the memos that justified torture, that he endorsed. >> indeed, since the september
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11 attacks, the u.s. fbi has transformed itself from domestic law enforcement to an agency focused on counter-terrorism. if confirmed as its director, comey must strike a delicate balance of national security and not infringing on personal rights. it is a delicate issue, as they routinely collect the telephone and internet data of u.s. citizens, surveillance comey defense. >> the analysis of meta data is an important tool. >> making public now of the secret intelligence, authorizing that surveillance. if confirmed, he says he will push for greater transparency, as long as it does not compromise u.s. national security. aljazeera, capitol hill. >> coffins containing hundreds of victims of a massacre have been carried through the capital
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and were recently identified by dna tests. >> the families of the victims, this time of year is always an ordeal. they were carrying the bones of victims, set off for a cemetery. this is where, on thursday, the 18th anniversary of the biggest massacres since world war two, they will be gathering in remembrance. >> i am here to say farewell to my father and my brother. i found them after nearly 20 years. >> in a space of a few days, 8000 were killed by bosnian forces, which the united nations had claimed an area of safe haven. they are still working on identifying the bodies found in mass graves. she says on average, she
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examines the 10 bodies every day. >> so far, about 6000 bodies have been buried, and there are many unidentified. according to records, there are 8000 missing people, which means there should be one or two more mass graves to be discovered. >> thousands of people are taking part in a march, tracing the route that some took to escape the massacre. one person lost dozens of relatives, including his brother. >> that we will walk the grounds, which was soaked with blood, where we lost many friends and family. as time passes, they become even more vivid. >> the international court of justice said in 2007 that the killings were genocide and held serbia responsible for not preventing it by using their influence over the bosnian serbs. they went to belgrade to attend
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the commemorations. an area is still suffering from the bosnian war. aljazeera. london, a ruling that a man who died while being deported to angola was killed. he was being extradited from britain after serving a jail sentence for -- for assault. he died while being restrained in his seat on a british airways flight, he escorted by a guard from a private security company. they say they will consider bringing criminal charges. and we were told the death of anyone in our care is deeply felt, all of us, and the death of him is a very tragic event. they say the welfare of those in our care is always a top priority, and we take great care to make sure our employees are made aware of their responsibilities in this respect. the head of the scandal of the
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bolshoi theatre has been fired by the russian government, six months after an attack on the artistic director. there is the task of rebuilding its tarnished institution. >> it is one of the best known moscow landmarks. its renovation took six years, costing $680 million, and when the curtain went up at the bolshoi at its opening concert two years ago, it had been brought to a theater. since then, the bolshoi has hardly been out of the headlines, but for all of the wrong reasons. the dismissal of its director, just the latest scandal to take the company reputation. in january, a masked man through in the face of the artistic director, who suffered third degree burns. last month, the bolshoi
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announced it was ending its contract with its most popular male dancer. and only last week, the prima dance afterfused to a casting reshuffle strip her of a lead role in the opening light production. -- stripped her of a lead role. in the opening night production. >> i think there should be harmony in the world of art and culture. it is not pleasant. the bolshoi should bring kindest to people. instead, it is drowning in its own entry. >> it should only be famous for cultural events. >> the bolshoi is a much-beloved institution, but a change of leadership at the top of the company is an indication more work is needed to regain the confidence of lovers of ballet both here and abroad. a cesspool of pathological
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cruelty, that is how one insider described the bolshoi. infighting come artistic jealousies, and grudges, and, of course, the acid attack have left the name of bolshoi more associated with scandal than with performances. aljazeera, moscow.
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